6 Unexpected Ways to Use Your Microwave
Let this kitchen appliance earn its keep by putting it to work using these brilliant tricks.
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Stop Candles from Wobbling
We know microwaving wax
sounds like something for advanced-level crafters—yet Katie Holdefehr, design and projects editor at Apartment Therapy
, says it's actually a quick and easy to way to fix a taper candle that's wobbling in its holder, without having to actually light the candle (if you want to keep it new for, say, a dinner party). The five-minute process is as simple as placing beeswax or soy-wax flakes in a microwave-safe glass container (such as Pyrex) and then microwaving it for one minute, adding on 30 seconds at a time until the wax is completely melted. Pour a small amount into the candle holder, then place the candle on top and hold the candle firmly in place until the melted wax has hardened.